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Keene Writes Poetry at Keene Public Library, Wednesdays, July 14-28 at 10 a.m.

Want to try your hand at writing poetry, or meet other local poets? Check out our Keene Writes Poetry Workshop Series led by Rodger Martin, which meets Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. in the Keene Public Library Gallup=Minard Courtyard.

This summer our writing focus will include collaborative poetry writing around the theme of belonging. The Renga is a collaborative Japanese style of theme-focused poetry, in which writers take turns writing stanzas. Originally, the first stanza was three lines long with a total of seventeen syllables, and the second stanza a couplet with seven syllables per line, and the pattern repeated. Contemporary poets have eased these rules, allowing writers to adjust the line lengths.

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